Thursday, 14 September 2017

The wait is over: ebook for Muslim homeschoolers is finaly here!

Advice for the Muslim Homeschooler ebook

I have a huge announcement to make in this post and I've been itching to share.
Advice to the Muslim Homeschooler has finally been launched as an e-book Alhamdulillah. Yay!

One thing apparent about home-schooling and the Muslim community world wide, is it is a relatively new concept for us. 

Although thousands (if not millions) of families have been educating at home for decades, (particularly in America) it is only in more recent years that we find Muslim families adopting this lifestyle choice and it seems to be gaining in popularity super-fast.

This is great for all of us because it means our circles get bigger and there is more support to go round.

Whilst there is a wealth of information and support available on a secular level (I have indeed benefited greatly from it alhamdulillah) there isn’t so much from within our own Muslim communities yet.
So that is where this “book” comes in to play, and it’s my humble offering to you my dear reader.

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Let's talk... Your home school questions answered

Your home school questions answered over on a Muslim Home School

If there is one thing I know home schoolers have...it's questions, and lots of them.

If you think I'm talking about the kids, you're wrong. I'm talking about us, you and me - the grown ups!
We have a gazillion questions when we are home educating, as we try to figure out what we are doing.

 I look back to when I first jumped headfirst into my home school shoes; I wanted to ask anyone and everyone how they did things. I felt completely blindfolded and in the dark. I remember it seeming like I was searching for a needle in a haystack to find anyone who could, or who had the time, to answer me with the depth that I craved.

Friday, 25 August 2017

It's all about the Adjectives: Arabic Scrapbook part 3


The third part to our Arabic Scrapbook looks at page 6 in Gateway to Arabic, introducing adjectives  الصفات.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

The secret to perfect Motherhood

The secret to perfect motherhood from a Muslim Home School

We are living in a time where everything has to be picture perfect, from the food on our plates to the décor in our homes. And number one in view of the invisible camera of scrutiny is motherhood.

Being a mother today is hard. With all the information gleaming the pages of Pinterest, directing us to websites and blogs around the world showcasing the perfect nutrition, the perfect post pregnancy tummy workout, the perfect parenting strategies, the perfectly organised home, the perfect kids education....the perfect life!

Monday, 21 August 2017

Home Schooling with BraveWriter

Home Schooling with BraveWriter from a Muslim Home School

I have been planning in my head to write about this for months, but for some reason I've never quite got around to sitting and hacking it all out.
 I've procrastinated pulling out the keyboard to offload because with the huge excitement I have; I'm not sure I can do justice to what it is I want to share.

Sometimes I just need to Get. On. With. It. So here I am, doing just that.

The BraveWriter lifestyle has totally saved my home school. Seriously. I've said to friends that I don't believe I'd have got through the last couple of years home schooling without BraveWriter. My kids would've probably been enrolled in school a long time ago I kid you not!

Friday, 18 August 2017

Introduction to demonstrative pronouns: Arabic Scrapbook part 2

Gateway to Arabic Scrapbook printable from a Muslim Home School
It's Friday and as promised here is part 2 of our Gateway to Arabic Scrapbook. There is no new vocabulary this week, so it only includes one file.
If you missed the first part, you can find it {here}. Look out for part 3 next Friday inshaAllah or subscribe so you don't miss it!
Download this weeks
and join in with us.

Saturday, 12 August 2017

The postman is coming: This Years Home School Curriculum choices 2017/18

Our home school curriculum choices from a Muslim Home School

It's that time of year again, and the tills at Amazon and ebay have been cashing in, as home school mums across the globe go into a frenzy getting next years supplies ready....and I am no exception.

This week we've had several (okay, maybe more) packages arrive with new books, as well as a trip to the shops fill up on sharpies, felt tip pens and glue sticks.......rows upon rows of brightly coloured stationary....I love it!

After unwrapping all our new books, I thought it could be helpful to share our curriculum choices for this year. Although I have to admit, we have never been good at sticking consistently to a curriculum style book before we loose interest, other than Math U See which we have stuck to because of its open and go ease.

Friday, 11 August 2017

Gateway to Arabic scrapbook

arabic scrapbook based on gatewayto arabic
{this post contains affiliate links. Read my full disclosure}
Learning Arabic has always been a huge goal in my house....although admittedly efforts to do so haven't always been consistent, or as dedicated as it could.
Despite the fact that my father's side of the family are indeed all native Arab speakers, I am not. I feel the struggle to master this massively important language skill as an adult, so its something I hope my children will achieve whilst they are young, despite my own shortcomings bi'ithnillah.

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Arabic word bank for kids

Build kids Arabic vocabulary with this free Arabic word bank printable
To help develop new vocabulary, I've produced a simple printable to help my children jot down new words they come across as they read their Arabic books.

I've included space to write both the Arabic word and its translated meaning, as well as a small area to draw a simple picture to help remember the new word.

Take a look with the virtual preview below, and download My Arabic word bank printable to print at home.

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Home School Shopping...The "new home schooler trap!"

the new home schooler shopping trap ....don't fall for it!
After months of research, months "discussing" with my husband how amazing it would be to home school our children, months romanticising how fun it would be if only he would agree....finally I hear these words with a serious look "Khadeeja is not going back to school!".

.....Ooops!!

My heart jumped out of my throat! Really? We are going to home school? You're kidding... right!?

I remember questioning every home schooling mum I met, asking "how do you do school?". I'd find myself trailing blog after blog, buying book after book desperately trying to reach someone who could tell me what we were meant to do now.
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